Fake MySpace/Geocities Account?
November 28, 2018 5:04 PM   Subscribe

I want to make a mini site (or even a one-pager) that resembles an unholy mashup of a MySpace/Geocities profile. (If it's hosted on Neocities/Angelfire/Tripod/etc even better). I can come up with the content, but am not sure how to code the layout. Are there easily available templates I can use to approximate the look and feel of an old-school MySpace profile? (I think MySpace itself still exists, but it seems slick now and I want to make it look super janky)
posted by divabat to Computers & Internet (10 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
 
Maybe you could borrow stuff from cameronsworld.net?
posted by BungaDunga at 5:06 PM on November 28, 2018 [2 favorites]


There's also a geocities Bootstrap theme, only useful if you're already familiar with bootstrap though
posted by BungaDunga at 5:07 PM on November 28, 2018 [3 favorites]


Here's a Tumblr theme that night work for you, depending on how much content you want on it?
posted by brook horse at 5:24 PM on November 28, 2018


Check out the Hypnospace page editor.
posted by johngoren at 6:02 PM on November 28, 2018


I’d hit up the Wayback Machine on archive.org, go look around for Angelfire sites, and then gank their code.
posted by Autumnheart at 6:07 PM on November 28, 2018


This pizza place near me has a pretty cleanly-coded 90s-style page.
posted by batter_my_heart at 6:31 PM on November 28, 2018 [2 favorites]


brook horse: aahh yes that Tumblr theme is pretty much what I'm looking for! Im I've played around with Tumblr themes before, hopefully it'll let me change up the background/colours to make it look more old-school, but that's a great starting point!
posted by divabat at 6:44 PM on November 28, 2018 [1 favorite]


The link to the designer's website at the bottom of that pizza place site still works, and it's not what you might be expecting based on the pizza site.
posted by COD at 5:17 AM on November 29, 2018


No, of course not -- the pizza site's page is completely done in hipster-irony, but it's also done quite well / legibly, from a quick glance at the source. The place opened in like, 2016? and is notorious for having the 90s spoof, so I thought it might be a good example.
posted by batter_my_heart at 7:12 AM on November 29, 2018


oh damnit. Due to Tumblr shenanigans, my project might not last on Tumblr for very long. Is there a way I can port brook horse's layout elsewhere?
posted by divabat at 2:29 PM on December 6, 2018


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